Bahrain Travel Guide
Basic Facts of BahrainArea: 750 sq km (290 sq mi)
Location: West Asia
Time Zone: UTC+3
Language: Arabic, English
Administrative Division: 5 provinces
Religions and Beliefs: Islam, Shiah
National Flower: Azalea
Country DescriptionThe Kingdom of Bahrain, usually Bahrain for short, is located at the west of Asia. It is an island country tucked in the southwest of Persian Gulf, with a small archipelago surrounding the main island. To the west of the country is Saudi Arabia; the two countries are connected by King Fahd Causeway. To the north and southeast of the country are Iran and Qatar Peninsula respectively. Generally speaking, people in the country enjoy a tropical desert climate. The country with beautiful scenery enjoys a high reputation as a Pearl in Persian Gulf. Coconut palms and natural fountains scattered on this land are worth a visit.
Al-Fateh Great Mosque, aka Al-Fateh Islamic Center or Al-Fateh Grand Mosque, is located in Manama. Originally built in 1987, it can accommodate more than 7,000 prayers at one time. It is not only the largest mosque in Bahrain, but also one of the largest mosques all over the world.
National Museum, close to King Faisal Highway, was first opened in 1988, covering an area of 278,000 sq m (69 acres). It is one of the largest and oldest museums in the country. The museum displays many historical collections from the Stone Age to modern times, giving tourists a chance to learn the history of the country.
International Automobile Circuit is unique because it’s adjacent to the desert. This circuit can hold at least 45,000 people. March and April are the busiest months here. Many motorcycle racing events are held here in March and April each year, making it a famous attraction site. It will be a lot of fun to visit this place and experience the thrill of motorcycle races.
Best Time to Visit BahrainNovember to March is the best time to visit the country because of the pleasant and warm weather during the day, as well as cools night and temperate rain. The temperature is between 20 and 25 ℃ (68-77 ℉). Tourists are advised to take both short/long sleeved T-shirts and warm clothes because the temperature varies between day and night. If going there during this period, tourists will be able to participate in the local festivals and activities, thus having a good opportunity to deeply learn about the local culture and customs.
2. Don’t drink unboiled water. Wash vegetables and fruits before eating.
3. Middle East political issues shouldn’t be mentioned when taking with locals.
4. The food may be expensive because almost all of them are imported.
5. Wine and photos or statues of female shouldn’t be given as gifts.
6. No Israel products or products with Israeli labels are allowed to bring into the country.